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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0311

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Aircraft: 78-0311
LM Aero T/V 6V-4
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered IRIAF
F-16A Block 5
Current IDFAF 107
F-16A Block 5
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [cld] F-16A Block 5
FMS Program: Peace Zebra
18 Jun 1980 [act] 107 F-16A Block 5
FMS Program: Peace Marble I
02 Jul 1980 [act] 107 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16A Block 5 " Sufa"
07 Jun 1981 [act] 107 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16A Block 5
Deployment: Opera

Second of the eight to drop its bombs in Operation Opera. Callsigns was Izmel 2 and piloted by Amos Yadlin.
Unknown [act] 107 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 5
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Nuclear Reactor Kill
This Israeli F-16A aircraft was the second of eight aircraft to drop its bombs on the Osirak reactor in Iraq, during the June 1981 attack. It wore 6.5 Syrian kill markings, and an Operation Opera "nuclear reactor" kill mark.
Jun 1995 [act] 107 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 5
Mar 2003 [act] 107 IDFAF 116 sqn F-16A Block 5
Still wearing kill markings.
18 Nov 2014 [pre] 107 F-16A Block 5
At the IAF Museum in Hatzerim.

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Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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